‘Breaking All the Rules’ by Amy Andrews Book Review

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Breaking All the Rules by Amy Andrews gives Humor, heart…and heat!


In Breaking All the Rules by Amy Andrews, Beatrice Archer is 35 years old and she is tired of it all. She’s tired of living up to her family’s expectations. Tired of working in a field that rewards incompetent men over qualified women. Tired of underwire bras and dealing with society’s views on professional women. Bea throws a dart at a map and moves to small-town Colorado, where she proceeds to break all of the rules that have governed her life for so long.

Boozy breakfasts? Who cares! Bunny slippers in public? Why not? Bea systematically sets out to liberate herself from her own personal rules, even deciding to explore her long-suppressed love of art in an effort to find out what she really wants.

And Bea decides she wants Austin Cooper, a 25-year-old policeman who is perfectly happy with his lot in life. As the two discover their steamy attraction to each other, their age difference is never far from Bea’s mind. Can she and Austin have a real, successful relationship outside of an idyllic Colorado town? Or will he be set aside when the corporate world comes calling again?

Goodbye rat race, hello fresh start!

I absolutely loved this book. It is certainly spicy and sexy, but I really appreciated that Bea was a fleshed-out character with her own life and concerns outside of romance. Bea’s relationship with herself was just as important to the narrative as her unfolding relationship with Austin, and the story is more nuanced than many romance reads.

The characters are imperfect and bad things happen, which is a refreshing change from books where everything just turns out well for everyone involved. This is a must-read for contemporary romance fans looking for a meatier plotline.

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What others are saying about Breaking All The Rules:

“An insightful, steamy, and poignant romance.” – KIRKUS INDIE

“Breaking All the Rules was delicious and fun and will definitely absorb your attention from the beginning through the end.” – What is All About the Book

About the Author – Amy Andrews

Amy is a multi-award winning, USA Today bestselling author who has written over forty contemporary romances for several Harlequin imprints. She’s an Aussie who loves good books, fab food, great wine and frequent travel – preferably all four together.




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